|Author||: Ibironke Lawal|
|Release Date||: 2009-08-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1780630158|
|Pages||: 228 pages|
The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media It pays particular attention to the electronic media Addresses topics of current interests in the field, such as user-centered services
The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population
Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans
Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.
The 1970 and 1994 editions of The Black Librarian in America by E.J. Josey singled out racism as an important issue to be addressed within the library profession. Although much has changed since then, this latest collection of 48 essays by Black librarians and library supporters again identifies racism as one of many challenges of the new century. Essays are written by library educators, library graduate students, retired librarians, public library trustees, veteran librarians, and new librarians fresh out of school with great ideas and wholesome energies. They cover such topics as poorly equipped school libraries and the need to preserve the school library, a call to action to all librarians to make the shift to new and innovative models of public education, the advancement in information technology and library operations, special libraries, recruitment and the Indiana State Library program, racism in the history of library and information science, and challenges that have plagued librarianship for decades. This collection of poignant essays covers a multiplicity of concerns for the 21st-century Black librarian and embodies compassion and respect for the provision of information, an act that defines librarianship. The essays are personable, inspiring, and thought provoking for all library professionals, regardless of race, class, or gender.
Library and Information Science (LIS) is a blend of numerous subjects which includes: management, administration, information and communication technology, information science, education, preservation, archival science, and many more. This makes it difficult to keep up within a specified perimeter. Contributors to this volume have touched upon various such issues and areas through their well researched articles. The coverage of the topics included here is diverse and will add value to the knowledge bank of the readers. This book covers almost all major aspects of Library and Information Science in view of the future prospects of the subject. The range of its coverage includes: E-Literacy; Social Networks in Information Usage; Changing Role of Public Libraries in 21st Century; LIS Education; Cloud Computing; Use of Information and Reference Sources for Preparation of Competitive Exams; Future of Library and Information Science; Future Development of LIS Services in E & M Learning Technology; E-Librarianship; Role of Academic Librarian in the E-Learning Environment; IPR: National and International Provisions; Digital Era Librarians; Current Trends in Curriculum Reforms in LIS Education in India; Issues of Digitization; Status and Emerging Trends of Library and Information Science Education in India; and many other areas. The book will be highly useful for students who are keen to know about the latest trends in LIS, as well as for teachers and research scholars of LIS. [Subject: Library and Information Science]
Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century traces development in and around library classification as reported in literature published in the first decade of the 21st century. It reviews literature published on various aspects of library classification, including modern applications of classification such as internet resource discovery, automatic book classification, text categorization, modern manifestations of classification such as taxonomies, folksonomies and ontologies and interoperable systems enabling crosswalk. The book also features classification education and an exploration of relevant topics. Covers all aspects of library classification It is the only book that reviews literature published over a decade’s time span (1999-2009) Well thought chapterization which is in tune with the LIS and classification curriculum
This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges. * A history of the public library in the United States as context for the study * Illustrations depicting different ways to organize a library
Collects essays by academic librarians exploring such ways to advance academic libraries in the twenty-first century as identifying core competencies, promoting participatory librarianship, and supporting new roles and responsibilities.
|Author||: Du, Jia Tina|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2014-02-28|
|ISBN 10||: 1466651598|
|Pages||: 372 pages|
Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.
|Author||: Serap Kurbanoglu,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Ralph Catts|
|Release Date||: 2014-12-13|
|ISBN 10||: 3319141368|
|Pages||: 786 pages|
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2014, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2014. The 93 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes and one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 283 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theoretical framework; related concepts; research; rights and ethics; children; higher education; education and instruction; assessment and evaluation; libraries; different aspects.
This unique volume gives a truly international overview over the modern history and development of libraries and library technology in selected countries of the world. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of library work on all continents, covering examples of both the developed and the developing world. A further volume with further national profiles is planned for 2012. This multivolume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level. Many of the contributors are well-known authors; closely involved in the work of IFLA or their own national library associations.